So, a scary percentage of the US seems to be okay with sacrificing the lives of teachers to the economy. It’s not surprising, but it’s scary.
I’m in a lot of teacher groups online. People are freaking out. A lot of teachers (even those who are have compromised immune systems) have had their own family tell them that they don’t care for their students if they don’t want to go back to in-person school. It’s horrifying.
I’ve noticed the hashtag #teacherslivesmatter popping up. I get why it might pop into someone’s head, but we can be horrified by a situation we are in without appropriating BLM.
I was getting a lot of comfort and good distance teaching ideas from these groups, so it was disheartening when a few of us (mostly WOC) pushed back against #teacherlivesmatter and then got dogpiled by a bunch of white women accusing us of derailing the conversation.
I’m so tired and the school year hasn’t started yet.